Last week Nick was trying to talk himself out of his feelings for Rhys. This week we’re in her POV. She’s just told him she’d like to work out whatever is between them, to which he replies she can’t really want that. Then he reminds her she’s on painkillers and probably doesn’t know what she’s saying. The first line is her response.
“Since when is extra strength ibuprofen considered mind-altering? And stop analyzing me.” She reached for him and immediately regretted it. Her nerve endings blazed with false bravado; there was no way he didn’t feel her adrenaline through her fingertips at his chest. She ached with the familiarity there. Countless hours in close proximity with Nick left her instinctively aware of his body—of nuances he probably didn’t know himself.
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